Wednesday, March 10, 2010
phantasmagoria noun [fan-taz-muh-GOR-ee-uh] A shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined, as in a dream.
Definitions for phantasmagoria
- A shifting series or succession of things seen or imagined, as in a dream.
- Any constantly changing scene.
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Citations for phantasmagoria
The significant items in the ensuing phantasmagoria soon appear, however -- a dry well, a house abandoned because of a series of tragedies, a so-called alley blocked at both ends, the statue of a bird looking sadly unable to fly, and the unidentified wind-up bird that creaks invisibly in a nearby tree.
The new writings more and more take the form of apocalypses -- that is, of supernatural visions which reveal past, present and future under the guise of a phantasmagoria of symbolic persons and animals, divine and diabolical beings, celestial and infernal phenomena.